5 Sewing Tips for February

To mitre a corner, fold the hem allowances in like I have done on this sleeve pattern: The correct position of the mitre is now evident, running from outer corner to inner corner of the hem allowance. All you need to do is add a seam allowance to this seam and you are good to […]

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Pink Kimono Sleeve Top

After making my Boxy Crop Top with Kimono Gussets, I decided I needed another one! I made this pink one exactly the same, but shortened it slightly and widened the neck to a boat neckline (which probably should have been a bit wider in a perfect world). I popped this on after work to do […]

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Reward for Effort

I remember a blog post a few months ago where I may have grumbled a little about how much extra time I had to work to complete a project I was ‘assigned to’. I threw myself into it with gusto, however most other things in life suffered. Things like Dinner, Sleep, Family, Housework, and Running! […]

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Boxy Crop Top with Kimono Gussets

I’m so short of tops to wear to work at the moment – you know the situation, when you have clothes but nothing seems to look right together. ย Lately I’ve been feeling the need for more cropped tops to co-ordinate with high waisted bottoms, and when Carolyn recently posted a similar styled top she made […]

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5 Sewing Tips for January

One of my goals is to learn at least one new thing every day. Once you get to a certain level in anything, it is easy to keep plodding along not learning anything new – and I don’t want that to happen to me. The ‘new thing’ doesn’t have to be a big thing, sometimes […]

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